Torani Peppermint Bark Sauce Recipes

Torani Peppermint Bark logo and guyThis winter, bring the taste that will inspire the holiday spirit and delight your customers with memories of seasons past. Torani Peppermint Bark Sauce features the timeless medley of decadent white chocolate, dark chocolate and classic candy cane peppermint.

The rich cocoa butter and real milk combined with natural mint flavor create a holiday treat that customers young and old will enjoy. Torani Peppermint Bark Sauce, like all Torani sauces, blends perfectly and consistently with cold, hot and blended beverages.

Call 800 835 5943 to place your order before supplies run out and find your new signature holiday beverage in the recipes below!

frappePeppermint Bark Frosted Frappé
1 oz. Peppermint Bark Sauce
5 oz. Torani Real Cream Frappé Base

Combine ingredients, except ice, in blender. Fill serving glass with ice and pour into blender. Blend until smooth. Pour blended beverage into serving glass. Garnish and serve.

Jack’s Frost Mocha
½ oz. Torani Dark Chocolate Sauce
½ oz. Torani Peppermint Bark Sauce
8oz. milk
2 shots espresso

Add Torani sauce to milk and steam. Add to espresso. Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkle with red sugar

smoothieBlizzard Brulee Latte
1/2 oz. Torani French Vanilla Syrup
1/2 oz. Torani Pappermint Bark Sauce
8 oz. milk
2 oz. espresso

Add Torani Sauce to milk and steam. Add espresso. Garnish with whipped cream, a caramel drizzle and a sprinkle of raw sugar.

Jingle Spice Chai
1/2 oz. Torani Peppermint Bark Sauce
4 oz. chai concentrate
8 oz. milk

Add Torani Sauce and chai concentrate to steamed milk.

Peppermint Cheesecake Steamer
1/2 oz. Torani Cheesecake Syrup
1/2 oz. Torani Peppermint Bark Sauce
8 oz. milk

Add Torani Sauce to milk and steam. Add to espresso. Garnish with whipped cream.

Seasonal Savings with Big Train!

2014_BigTrain_Holiday_RebateBig Train’s classic fall and winter flavors are back as well as their seasonal rebate program! Until December 31st, 2014 you can receive $5 off a case of the seasonal products listed below.

Manufacturer’s Rebate Form

To reduce supply issues and prepare your store for the busy season, get your holiday pre-order in today! Our Customer Care Associates can work with you to ensure you have the products you need, when you need them to have a successful holiday.

Give us a call at 800 835 5943 to place your holiday pre-order today!

Pumpkin Pie Chai – Combing Chai tea latte with all of your favorite pumpkin flavors— pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and allspice to make the perfect fall treat.

Gingerbread Chai – A perfect blend of Big Train’s chai tea latte infused with
ginger and spices.

Pumpkin Spice Blended Ice Coffee** – Item # BT.610890 Creamy pumpkin and spices combined with Arabica Coffee make a rich and satisfying Pumpkin Spice Latte or Frappe beverage. A returning cutomer favorite!

Egg Nog Blended Crème** – Classic holiday egg nog flavors make a soothing and rich, hot, cold or frozen beverage. Add a shot of espresso to make a latte.

Peppermint Mocha Blended Ice Coffee** – Cool, creamy peppermint with chocolate and Arabica Coffee, give your mocha a new seasonal twist!

**These items are special order.

Our Best Selling Fall Coffees

pumpkin-blogWhile the official start of Fall is not until September 22nd, customers are already beginning to look for drinks that remind them that the beloved season is near. The morning frost and changing of leaves may be weeks away, but the pumpkin craze is starting earlier than ever this year.

At Stockton Graham & Co., we have a variety of fall flavor options to offer your customers. Pumpkin flavored coffee, chai, syrups and sauces are classic choices for autumn, but don’t forget that apple, toffee and butter pecan are great options for those who are not pumpkin fans!

We have wide variety of flavored coffees and blends to brighten dark, cool mornings and perk-up the early evenings. Find your new fall favorite below!

Stockton Graham Fall Coffee Offerings

Pumpkin Spice: Out of all Stockton Graham & Co.’s flavored coffees, Pumpkin Spice is our most popular fall offering. With its aromatic blend of autumn spices such as nutmeg, clove, and hints of cinnamon, this 100% Arabica coffee is the perfect pairing for chilly evenings and crisp autumn air.

Butter Pecan: If you’ve ever been to the South in the fall, you know that pecans become a popular item as soon as the leaves begin to change. Stockton Graham & Co.’s Butter Pecan 100% Arabica flavored coffee captures the unforgettable aroma of pecans roasting in sugar and butter that will inspire a southern state of mind no matter where you are. This unique recipe goes well with roaring fires and reminiscing with old friends.

Pumpkin Cream: Stockton Graham & Co.’s Pumpkin Cream 100% Arabica flavored coffee features the traditional spicy sweetness of pumpkin pie enveloped in thick French vanilla. Reminiscent of Grandma’s pumpkin pie, this delicious treat is a seamless end to hearty fall dinners spent with family.

Caramel Apple: Gooey caramel apples have become a popular treat during the fall season. Stockton Graham & Co. captures the sweet taste of Granny Smith apples fresh from the orchard and wraps it in rich, creamy caramel to create our Caramel Apple 100% Arabica flavored coffee. Celebrate the season with this confection-inspired coffee!

Pumpkin Cheesecake: Stockton Graham & Co.’s Pumpkin Cheesecake flavored coffee puts a tasty spin on a traditional holiday treat! Cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and cloves combine with sweet pumpkin to wrap our 100% Arabica coffee in the luscious flavors of fall. With a spicy sweet aroma, this creamy coffee is a delightful way to warm up a chilly autumn morning.

Apple Gingerbread Cobbler: Soft warm apples sprinkled with brown sugar layered between cobbler crumbles make the perfect treat during the chilly autumn season. Stockton Graham & Co.’s Apple Gingerbread Cobbler flavored coffee is sure to delight those looking for 100% Arabica coffee with a unique and tasty twist. All this cinnamon spiced coffee needs is a dollop of vanilla bean ice cream!

Butterscotch Toffee: Waves of buttery caramel and creamy toffee blend with our 100% Arabica coffee to create an old-fashioned delight! Stockton Graham Butterscotch Toffee flavored coffee makes long autumn days seem just a little brighter. A great coffee to share with loved ones!

Pecan Caramel Crunch: If you are a fan of creamy caramel chews and pecan pie, you’re in for a treat with Stockton Graham & Co.’s Pecan Caramel Crunch flavored coffee. The buttery flavors of caramel and toasted pecans combine with our 100% Arabica coffee to create delectable cup that will make fall your favorite season. The perfect accompaniment for trips to the State Fair or visiting relatives for Thanksgiving.

Stockton Graham Fall Coffee Blends

Autumn Harvest Blend: This blend features traits of fruits from the autumn harvest. When brewed, it expresses a light scent of blueberries, and the flavor is reminiscent of dried apricots with chocolate and caramel accents. The velvety body makes for smooth drinking that ends with an aftertaste as crisp as an autumn wind. 

Ghosts & Goblins Blend: The coffees in this blend are grown high on the mountainsides, resulting in denser, flavorful beans. This is a light roast whose flavor is mellow and sweet like candy, with hints of rich vanilla and creamy caramel. The body is well rounded and shiny with a pleasant finish that brightens once it leaves your tongue. 

Thanksgiving Day Blend: Nothing beats an incredible cup of coffee while gathering with family and friends during the holiday season. Our Roastmaster created this blend to unite the major coffee-growing regions of the world. Flavors from around the globe come together to form a dark-roasted blend that appeals to a wide variety of palates. The perfect complement to a big piece of pie, Thanksgiving Blend will top off your meal and please everyone at your feast.

Find pumpkin drink recipes here!

Call 800 835 5943 and place your order today!

Twenty Years Tells Us… Keep It Fresh!

Spring CleaningIt’s that time of year again when we start our Spring cleaning and begin looking ahead at the warmer months. While keeping a neat and tidy business is important, so is changing things up a little. This can be done a number of easy and inexpensive ways.

Start by moving furniture and fixtures around. This can change the vibe of the store and can even highlight certain products. When we owned retail outlets this technique was especially helpful when certain retail items weren’t moving as quickly we liked. Older items began to sell better, and we didn’t even have to mark them down!

Spring CleaningYou can keep it fresh by adding new items to your menu. Offer seasonal or limited time only options. Customers really respond to new and interesting choices and will often spend more for them.  One of our customer’s introduced a cupcake latte once and sold more of those than mochas during the promotion period.

We’re keeping it fresh too. You can expect to see several new products this Spring (like Sweet Heat from Torani). So, be sure to call us at 800-835-5943 and ask our Customer Care Associates for ideas on what’s new, and what’s old that can be made new again.

Torani Peppermint Bark Sauce Recipes

Torani Peppermint Bark SauceIt wouldn’t be winter without a little indulgence… Torani Peppermint Bark Sauce offers the sweet, rich flavor of white chocolate, dark chocolate and peppermint perfect for the Valentine season. We have a very limited supply, so place your order today by calling 800.835.5943.

Sweetheart Mocha
1oz. Torani Peppermint Bark Sauce
8oz. milk
2 shots espresso

Add Torani sauce to milk and steam.  Add to espresso. Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkle with red sugar

Cupid’s Mocha
½ oz. Torani Dark Chocolate Sauce
½ oz. Torani Peppermint Bark Sauce
8oz. milk
2 shots espresso

Add Torani sauce to milk and steam.  Add to espresso. Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkle with red sugar


Christmas Holiday Promotions For Your Coffee Shop!

christmas coffeeWith the Christmas season rapidly approaching it is time to begin preparing your café for holiday festivities! The colder weather, family gatherings and shopping outings should all contribute to increasing business at your shop, yet there are still many things you can do to help increase foot traffic through your doors!

As this is a time of giving, many people will be in the market for gifts they can give to friends and family both locally and across the country. Be sure to create gift baskets that contain your coffee and other small merchandise from your shop. Other items can include mugs, tumblers, shirts, sweaters, gift cards or any other goods you may carry! Keep in mind that some people may be looking for smaller gift packages than others, so a couple of different sized gift baskets ranging in price could be a good idea. What’s a better gift than your delicious coffee beans?

Put on an event such as, “The 12 Beverages of Christmas” in December where you promote a different seasonal specialty beverage every day: gingerbread mocha, peppermint latte, chai-der, eggnog and more! You could also, promote seasonal specialty beverages by picking a day to offer a free seasonal flavor shot with every latte purchase. Be sure to promote the events in your store weeks in advance, as well as using social media networks like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. This increases specialty drink sales by introducing them to customers at promotional prices early on. Guests will continue to frequent your shop for seasonal treats they can’t get enough of!

Bring in seasonal flavored coffees (such as gingerbread spice, sugar cookie, peppermint mocha, etc.) and offer tastings on specific days. This will open the doors for customers to try flavors they may not have otherwise tasted, which could in turn lead to bulk coffee sales. Retail 12 oz. and 16 oz. flavored coffees make great gifts for the office or family gatherings! Be sure to have the bulk coffee on display in areas where customers can easily see it, accompanied by descriptions to better help them understand the flavor profile!

Get in touch with your local bakery about what kind of specialty items they plan to offer over the holiday season. Baked goods can be a great way to increase sales, especially with Christmas sugar cookies, gingerbread men and other holiday sweets that people will undoubtedly be looking for! Set up a date for customers to pre-order so they have delicious treats for their holiday events!

Planning an event at your shop just to get people in to celebrate (and buy your coffee) is a fun promotion on its own. Set up Christmas movie nights, where you screen the Christmas films in your shop. Plan a tacky Christmas sweater party, offering prizes to the tackiest. Host a Christmas Carol Karaoke night for customers to share their “talents”. Anything you can do to spread the cheer and invite customers in your doors is a great idea! Encourage your staff to pick up the holiday cheer or even dress up in holiday attire! The holiday season should be fun, eventful and fruitful for your café! We at Stockton Graham & Co. wish you happy, and busy, holiday!

4th Quarter Timeline and Seasonal Necessities

Summer has come and gone, and now we’re a matter of weeks away from the start of the fourth quarter. In the coffee industry, these last three months of the year are the busiest, most intense and in just about all cases, the most profitable. The weather starts to drop, students and workers return to their normal routine, and the holiday season is among us. These are just a few reasons why your business volume will be affected tremendously, and if you’re prepared, this quarter will be a successful one.  At Stockton Graham & Co., we’ve created at fourth quarter/seasonal timeline to help you make sure you are on track to wrap up 2012 in a positive manner.


I. Pumpkin needs to be on your menu. Every year the crave for pumpkin begins earlier and earlier, and by mid-September, pumpkin flavoring is in full swing. Stockton Graham & Co. offers a variety of pumpkin products, in multiple brands, including the following:
– Pumpkin Syrup
– Pumpkin Sauce
– Pumpkin Frappe Powder
– Pumpkin Chai Powder
– Pumpkin Flavored Coffee

II. Chai is back in season! It may have been a slow mover throughout the spring and summer, but if you have not seen it already, the high demand for chai is just around the corner. Stockton Graham & Co. offers chai in both powder and liquid concentrate forms, with flavors ranging from the ever-so-popular spiced chai and vanilla chai, to seasonal flavors such as pumpkin chai and gingerbread chai.

III. Apple Cider is always a hit this time of the year. It can be served cold, right from the refrigerated container, or you can add hot water or steamed milk and serve it as a hot drink. We do not stock an apple cider, simply because it is more cost effective for you to swing by your local grocery store and grab it there. However, if you are having trouble finding some, let us know and we’ll be happy to special order some for you!


I. Keep it coming! Once October ends, it does not mean that its popular beverages do. Pumpkin inspired drinks, chai and cider all will continue to sell throughout November!

II. Seasonal Coffees are available at Stockton Graham & Co.! Our Autumn Harvest Blend and Thanksgiving Blend are always customer favorites this time of the year. As for flavored coffee, Apple Cobbler, Bourbon Pecan Pie and Toasted Almond are our most popular, year after year! Click here to see our list of seasonal blends and click here to see the great seasonal flavored coffee.

III. Seasonal syrups are abundant this time of the year! As mentioned earlier, the pumpkin flavoring will continue to sell, though other flavors such as maple spice, brown sugar cinnamon, spice berry and Monin’s pie series including pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie and blueberry pie (available on special order) are big time hits as well!

IV. Smoothies, believe it or not, will continue to sell even as the weather gets about as cold as the smoothie itself! And what better way to keep your smoothie sales up than promoting fall flavored smoothies? Dr. Smoothie offers a cherry-cranberry smoothie, as well as a northwest apple smoothie, both of which are very popular in the fourth quarter. Torani now offers a green apple smoothie, which goes great with a little caramel sauce to give it that caramel apple flavor that everyone loves!


I. Peppermint needs to be on your menu by now. This flavor will be as popular as pumpkin was in the earlier months of the quarter and will even continue to sell in January. Just like pumpkin, we will have a variety of peppermint products including:
– Peppermint Syrup
– Peppermint Mocha Frappe Powder
– Peppermint Flavored Coffee

II. Gingerbread is another extremely popular flavor this time of the year. Stockton Graham & Co. has you covered in this flavor department as well, including products such as:
– Gingerbread Syrup
– Gingerbread Chai
– Gingerbread Flavored Coffee

III. Retail Coffee is a must this time of the year. Due to the frigid weather, customers are more willing to buy your whole bean coffee, so they brew a cup right at home and don’t have to venture out into the cold in order to grab their favorite cup of coffee. Retail coffee also makes fantastic holiday gifts, and is also commonly used as stocking stuffers and in gift baskets. Stockton Graham & Co. has you covered in all of your holiday coffee favorites. Our most popular holiday blends include Winter’s Comfort and ‘Tis the Season, and when it comes to flavors, Winter Wonderland, Gingerbread Spice and Christmas Sugar Cookie are the front runners. Not only are we happy to prepackage these coffees in 12 or 16 ounce bags for you, but we can also add custom labels to each bag!

This is an exciting time to be a café owner, and whether this is your first fourth quarter experience or you are a veteran ready to take on the season yet again, the most important thing is that you are well prepared. It may seem early, but you will be surprised how fast the seasonal sales will sneak up on you. For help planning your fourth quarter agenda, give us a call today at 800.835.5943. As long as you stay ahead of the game and are ready for the season, success will naturally come your way, because after all, it is the most wonderful time of the year!